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Old 04-03-2008, 12:31 AM   #1
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Default manual vs auto

so, im buying a new car at the end of the summer, and im in a little pickle

the manuals are a little cheaper, and a little less miles then the autos,

but how much is a clutch and the labor that goes with it,


any one have experience with this?
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Old 04-03-2008, 12:41 AM   #2
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If you can drive a stick, get one--it's more fun.
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Old 04-03-2008, 12:52 AM   #3
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Every time I drive my car I get reminded of how glad I am to have a manual. It's not hard, just takes a little time to learn.
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Old 04-03-2008, 01:05 AM   #4
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I'm assuming you're talking about maintenance, it depends on the car really. like i know in a toyota the clutch is a bitch and can be expensive. but autos can really be expensive as hell too. i would just get the standard; it's usually better on gas (if you can drive), more fun to drive and you have better control of the vehicle
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i was lookin into a few cars

hyndai tuburon gt v6

mazda 3

hell, even a lexus gs 300 is in my range


but ya, my parents are like "If u get a manual, ull have no fun, and get stuck with maitnence fees"

ill be payin 200-250 amonth, so it cant be that bad



can it?
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Clutches are relatively cheap. Parts and labor costs will average about 400 - $600. Autos can be very expensive to have worked on when things go wrong. They can run upwards of $2500+ to have them replaced or rebuilt.

Besides, manual trannies get better gas mileage than slushboxes.
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Over here in the Uk, I have to say that Mannuals are much more fun. You can get better speeds / better gears for different things etc. Auto's obviously do the gear changing for you thus can't perform as well in expirience.
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ughh stick shift is not fun, it WILL get annoying after a while, when you have to drive through trafic, your gonna be mad, its alot better with auto.... gosh i cant wait till i get my own car, its gonna be auto lol, im borrowing a stick shift haha
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I'd take a manual anyday. Automatic is nice too but changing gears doesn't really bother me.
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I've driven manual a few times. To be honest I sucked at it. Getting started and downshifting take time and practice to get used to. Once you get that, it is very fun.
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